- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Edward Matthew Ward
pen and ink
4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (102 mm x 64 mm)
Given by Walter Bennett, 1936
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 84 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Edward Matthew Ward (1816-1879), History painter. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
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- Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes (14 July 2014 - 30 March 2015)
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Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
InternationalBeethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
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